Our History

September 1963 Shinto Akagawara Co., Ltd. is established (Takahama, Aichi).
November 1948 Head Office Plant 1 is completed in Takahama-cho, Takahama, Aichi (now Tado-cho, Takahama, Aichi). The tunnel kiln is implemented.
June 1973 Head Office Plant 1 is relocated to Takatori-cho, Takahama, Aichi (now Ronchi-cho, Takahama, Aichi)
July 1973 Head Office Plant 2 is completed (Takahama, Aichi).
Implementing the industry's first dual-row tunnel kiln and clean energy LPG, we built the foundation for a mass production factory.
August 1974 Company name is changed to Shinto Ceramics Co., Ltd.
July 1978 No. 1 kiln at Head Office Plant 1 is updated to the industry's first super-wide kiln.
January 1979 Tokyo sales office is established (Nakano Ward, Tokyo).
February 1980 Shinto Roof Co., Ltd. is established (Takahama, Aichi).
November 1982 Head Office Plants 1 and 2 are granted permission to display the JIS mark (JIS482070).
December 1983 Miyanoura Plant (Takahama, Aichi) is completed.
Automated tile manufacturing line is introduced.
September 1984 Miyanoura Plant is granted permission to display the JIS mark (JIS484030).
September 1987 Head Office Plant 1 is converted to a CERAM 21 tile firing plant.
It introduces the industry’s first flat-drying system and succeeds in weight reduction.
October 1994 Konan first plant (Hekinan, Aichi) is completed.
January 1995 Company name changed to Shinto Co., Ltd.
February 1995 New head office building (Takahama, Aichi) is completed.
June 1996 Head Office Plant 1 is updated with equipment to manufacture CERAM F flat tiles.
March 1997 Tokyo sales office is closed. Tokyo branch office is established.
September 1997 Konan second plant (Hekinan, Aichi) is completed.
State-of-the-art kneading machine and 600 ton press are introduced from Haendle in Germany.
Flat tile production increase is arranged.
January 1998 Shinto Roof Co., Ltd. is made a wholly-owned subsidiary.
January 1999 Tsuchiura Center (Tsuchiura, Ibaraki) is established.
July 2000 Konan plant is granted permission to display the JIS mark (4JS0005).
July 2000 Qualification and registration are obtained for IS09001quality assurance standards (registration number: JSAQ859).
February 2001 Shares are listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange.
August 2002 Sales of Shinto Sunbress AM solar power system integrated tiles begin.
September 2003 Sales of hybrid version Shinto Sunbress HB begin.
Sales of CERAM Recolight lightweight tiles begin.
April 2004 Techno Center is opened.
January 2005 Designated as an Aichi Quality company.
August 2005 Production begins at Niike Plant.
November 2005 Akashi Plant is acquired.
November 2006 ISO14001 environmental management certification is granted (JSAE1280).
November 2006 New Akashi Plant (Hekinan, Aichi) is completed.
January 2007 QMS/EMS integrated management system begins operation.
September 2008 Head Office, Miyanoura, Konan, Niike, and Akashi plants receive new JIS certification.
July 2009 Eco Tile Grow and Tile-integrated Solar Power Generation System are certified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as Utilization of Community Resources projects.
December 2009 Recycled garden soil for hydroponic culture is developed using tile dust as main material.
February 2010 CERAM F Flat High-reflective Tiles and CERAM F Flat Integrated Verge Tiles that support system tiles are announced.
Recycle Cone is certified as an Eco Mark product.
December 2010 Company mascots “CERAM-kun” and “Kankyo-kun” are born.
October 2013 CERAM F Flat System Tile receives the 2013 Good Design Award.
July 2014 Merger of Shinto Roof Co., Ltd. (roof construction company, wholly-owned subsidiary).
March 2015 Sales of onigawara iemori begin.

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